Oceanside Library

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General Information
Amazon Kindle
Amazon Kindle Fire
Disney Digital Books
iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch
Nook/Nook Color/Nook Tablet
Other Devices

 

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NASSAU DIGITAL DOORWAY


Nassau Digital Doorway General Information

Oceanside Library is pleased to offer access to the Nassau Digital Doorway.  This free collection of downloadable media includes both eBooks and audiobooks which can be used with a full variety of digital devices.  Depending on your device, you have the ability to view Adobe EPUB, PDF eBooks, or Amazon eBooks for Kindle as well as listen to OverDrive WMA or MP3 audiobooks.  For an updated list of compatible devices, check OverDrive's Device Resource Center.

Quick tips for selected devices
(Opens in Adobe Acrobat or right click to download as PDF):
If you have an iPad: click here
If you have an iPad and want to use the Kindle app:
click here
If you have a Kindle or Kindle Fire:
click here
If you have a Nook:
click here
If you have a Nook with Wi-Fi:
click here

Patrons may check out up to 5 titles (audiobooks & eBooks combined) at a time.  Audiobooks can be checked out for 7 days and eBooks for 14 days.  At the end of the loan period, the title expires and is automatically returned to the collection.  Titles cannot be renewed but if there are no reserves against the title, you may check it out again.  Click here to access the collection.

The following information is taken from the Nassau Digital Doorway Quick Start Guide:

To checkout and download you need…
1. A valid library card
2. Internet access
3. A computer or device that meets the system requirements for the type(s) of materials you wish to download
4. Free software for the computer or device on which you wish to use the materials:

To download Adobe eBooks on your computer for use with your Nook, Sony Reader, Kobo, Pandigital, Literati or other eReader, you will need to download Adobe Digital Editions.

To download Adobe EPUB eBooks on your Android or iPhone/iPad device, you will need to download OverDrive Media Console v2 (or newer).  Version 2.2 of the iPhone/iPad app is now available in the Apple App Store.

To download OverDrive audio titles, you will need to download OverDrive Media Console. OverDrive Media Console is available for…
Android v1.5 (or newer)
BlackBerry v4.5 (or newer)
iPhone OS v4.0 (or newer)
Mac OS v10.4.9 (or newer)
Windows 98 SE (or newer)
Windows Mobile 5 and 6

The Nassau Digital Doorway also has a Facebook page where you can find new information, book suggestions, and more.  Note: You must be logged into Facebook to access the page.

If you have any questions about compatibility or formats available for your device, check OverDrive's Digital Help/FAQ or "My Help Wizard".  They have done a great job covering all the basics!  For further information and a guided video walk through of the service, click here.  There is also an eBook how to sheet available as well.

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Disney Digital Books

The Disney Digital Books
collection offers nearly 700 classic and new titles with lovable characters, including Mickey Mouse, Winnie the Pooh, Disney Princesses, Hannah Montana and many more.

The link can be found on the left side of the Nassau Digital Doorway page or by clicking here.  Disney Digital Books are always available and are able to be used on a Windows or Mac computer.


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How Do I Download Kindle Books to a Kindle?
  1. Go to the Nassau Digital Doorway website.
  2. Search for Kindle compatible titles.  Kindle compatible titles are listed as "Kindle Book" and are for use on Kindles and free Kindle apps.
  3. Add the Kindle book to your cart.  If the book is not available, you may place a request and you will be emailed when it becomes available.  You may up to 5 titles checked out at one time.
  4. Once you have selected your titles, select Proceed to Checkout.  Select Oceanside Library from the drop down menu.  Next enter your 14-digit library barcode number.  Click Confirm Check Out.
  5. Once you've checked out your title, choose Get for Kindle. You'll be redirected to Amazon.com's Public Library Loan page for that title. (You may be required to log in to your Amazon.com account -- or create a new account -- if you're not already logged in). Choose your device from the Deliver to menu, and choose Get library book to send the book to your reading app or device.

Note: Public library books require an active Wi-Fi connection for wireless delivery to a Kindle device. Library books will not be delivered via your Kindle's 3G connection. If trying to send to a Kindle device and do not have an active Wi-Fi connection, you may instead choose to load your library book via USB. Both Mac and Windows users can manage Kindle content through a USB connection.
 

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How Do I Download Kindle Books to a Kindle Fire?
  1. Use the Fire's web browser to go to the Nassau Digital Doorway website.
  2. Search for Kindle compatible titles.  Kindle compatible titles are listed as "Kindle Book" and are for use on Kindles and free Kindle apps.  NOTE: If you would like to use EPUB titles on your Kindle Fire, refer to the section below regarding OverDrive Media Console on the Kindle Fire.
  3. Add the Kindle book to your cart.  If the book is not available, you may place a request and you will be emailed when it becomes available.  You may up to 5 titles checked out at one time.
  4. Once you have selected your titles, select Proceed to Checkout.  Select Oceanside Library from the drop down menu.  Next enter your 14-digit library barcode number.  Click Confirm Check Out.
  5. Once you've checked out your title, choose Get for Kindle. You'll be redirected to Amazon.com's Public Library Loan page for that title. (You may be required to log in to your Amazon.com account -- or create a new account -- if you're not already logged in). Choose your device from the Deliver to menu, and choose Get library book to send the book to your reading app or device.
  6. If the title does not appear on your device, go to the Wi-Fi icon in the navigation bar and tap "sync" after downloading from Overdrive.  The book should then show in the Books tab on the bookshelf.

Note: Public library books require an active Wi-Fi connection for wireless delivery to a Kindle device. Library books will not be delivered via your Kindle's 3G connection. If trying to send to a Kindle device and do not have an active Wi-Fi connection, you may instead choose to load your library book via USB. Both Mac and Windows users can manage Kindle content through a USB connection.  If your Kindle is not Wi-Fi capable or you do not have an active Wi-Fi connection, read Amazon's instructions for transferring files via USB.

Installing the OverDrive Media Console (OMC) on the Kindle Fire

 
The OverDrive Media Console (OMC) will also allow you to check out EPUB titles (not all eBooks are available in Kindle format) and download MP3 audiobooks to the Fire -- all from the Fire's mobile browser.

Here's how to get started: (Kindle Fire Software Version 6.2 ONLY)

You have to get the OMC app directly from OverDrive. Because the app is being obtained from somewhere other than the built in Amazon app store, you'll need to change an important setting (at least temporarily).

Allow Installations from Unknown Sources:
  1. Tap the small "Settings" button in the upper-right corner of the Fire's touch screen. (It looks like a little cog.)
  2. Tap "More."
  3. Tap "Device."
  4. Turn "on" the "Allow Installation of Applications From Unknown Sources." (The "on" should be in orange now.)

Once there, select "Android" and look towards the bottom of the page to see the following link. 

 
  1. Click on the link and start downloading the app. 
  2. You'll notice a small "1" in the upper-left corner of your Fire's touch screen right next to [your name's] Fire. 
  3. Tap on that "1" to see the app's progress downloading. 
  4. Once it has finished downloading and installing, open the app.
Notes: 
  1. To read EPUB eBooks you'll need to register for a free Adobe ID (Adobe.com) and authorize the OMC app with that email address and password. To find the Adobe registration area on the Fire, tap the small menu button at the bottom-center of the Fire's touch screen >> App Settings. 
  2. You'll use the Fire's web browser to visit the Nassau Digital Doorway website, log into your account, checkout an EPUB eBook or MP3 audiobook. Tap the "Download" button once the title is checked out and the app will take over. 
  3. You cannot use WMA audiobooks with the Kindle Fire because the WMA audiobooks have DRM (security) developed by Microsoft. The DRM requires Windows Media Player to unlock the security and that particular program is not on the Fire. 
  4. The EPUB eBook will expire in 14 days. The title can be returned early from the app itself. 
  5. The MP3 audiobooks expire in 7 days. The title will not be playable on the OMC app after 7 days. Audiobooks cannot be returned early. 
How to return the EPUB eBook early on the Fire's OverDrive Media Console: 
  1. From the "Home" screen of the Fire's OMC app (the one where you see all of the titles listed...)
  2. Tap and press on the title until a new menu pops up. 
  3. Tap "Delete".
  4. Tap "Return Then Delete". 
  5. The title will be returned to the collection and your account is freed up for another eBook.

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How Do I Install OverDrive Media Console for iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch? (via OverDrive's My Help Wizard)

From your device…

  1. Go to the App Store.
  2. Tap 'Search' and search for 'OverDrive Media Console'.  'OverDrive Media Console' is displayed in the search results.
  3. Tap 'OverDrive Media Console'.
    The 'Info' screen is displayed.
  4. Tap the 'Free' button.
  5. Tap the 'Install' button.  You are prompted to enter your Apple ID Password.
  6. Enter your password and tap 'OK'
    OverDrive Media Console is installed.

From your computer…

  1. To download OverDrive Media Console for iPhone/iPad from the App Store, click here.
    If prompted, choose to allow the website to open iTunes. Otherwise, click the 'View in iTunes' button on the 'iTunes Preview' page.
  2. iTunes opens and displays the OverDrive Media Console page in the App Store.
  3. Click the 'Free App' button.
    You are prompted to sign in to the iTunes Store.
  4. Enter your Apple ID and Password and click the 'Get' button.
    iTunes downloads OverDrive Media Console.
    When the download is complete the app is displayed in the 'Apps' section of iTunes.
  5. Connect your iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad to your computer.
    iTunes syncs your device and installs OverDrive Media Console.

How to Authorize OverDrive Media Console with your Adobe ID (via OverDrive's My Help Wizard)

Whenever you use an iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch for eBooks from the Nassau Digital Doorway, you will be prompted to 'Authorize'. Follow the instructions to complete the steps.

  1. A prompt will display the first time you download an eBook to OverDrive Media Console for iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch.
  2. Enter your Adobe ID and password.
    If you do not have an Adobe ID…
    1. Select 'Register at Adobe.com'.
    2. Follow the instructions to sign up for an Adobe ID.
    3. In OverDrive Media Console, go to Get Books+ > eBook Settings > Authorize with Adobe ID.
    4. Enter the email address and password for your new Adobe account.
  3. Select 'Authorize'.

Alternate method for Authorizing OverDrive Media Console with your Adobe ID:

  1. In OverDrive Media Console for iPhone/iPad go to Get Books+ > eBook Settings > Authorize with Adobe ID.
  2. Enter your Adobe ID and password.
    1. Select 'Register at Adobe.com'.
    2. Follow the instructions to sign up for an Adobe ID.
    3. In OverDrive Media Console, go to Get Books+ > eBook Settings > Authorize with Adobe ID.
    4. Enter the email address and password for your new Adobe account.
  3. Select 'Authorize'.

Important: If you would like to download an eBook to another computer or device, be sure to authorize using the same Adobe ID.

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How Do I Get Library eBooks on a
Nook, Nook Color, or Nook Tablet? (via OverDrive's My Help Wizard)

NOTE: To read titles borrowed from the Nassau Digital Doorway on your Nook, Nook Color, or Nook Tablet, you must first download them to your PC and then transfer to your device (via USB cable) in Adobe Digital Editions.


First you must confirm you have the following:

  1. Windows 2000 SP4 (or newer) or Mac OS X v.10.4.10 (or newer)
  2. A supported browser: Windows Internet Explorer 6 (or newer) or Firefox 2 (or newer) OR Mac Safari 2.0.4 (or newer) or Firefox 2 (or newer)
  3. Adobe Flash Player - click here to download
  4. JavaScript enabled in your browser - if you need to enable JavaScript, follow these steps...if not, scroll down to the next section: "How To Install Adobe Digital Editions"

How To Enable JavaScript in Your Web Browser (via OverDrive's My Help Wizard)

     For Windows:

     Internet Explorer 7.0 (or newer)…

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Select Tools > Internet Options.
    The 'Internet Options' dialog box is displayed.
  3. Click the 'Security' tab.
  4. Ensure that the 'Internet' zone is highlighted and click the 'Custom Level…' button.
    The 'Security Settings - Internet Zone' dialog box is displayed.
  5. Scroll to the 'Scripting' section. Under 'Active scripting' select 'Enable'.
  6. Click 'OK' in the 'Security Settings - Internet Zone' dialog box.
  7. Click 'OK' in the 'Internet Options' dialog box.
  8. Close and restart Internet Explorer.

     Internet Explorer 6.0…

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Select Tools > Internet Options.
    The 'Internet Options' dialog box is displayed.
  3. Click the 'Security' tab.
  4. Ensure that the 'Internet' zone is highlighted and click the 'Custom Level' button.
    The 'Security Settings' dialog box is displayed.
  5. Scroll to the 'Scripting' section. Under 'Active scripting' select 'Enable'.
  6. Click 'OK' in the 'Security Settings' dialog box.
  7. Click 'OK' in the 'Internet Options' dialog box.
  8. Close and restart Internet Explorer.

     Firefox 1.5 (or newer)…

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Select Tools > Options.
    The 'Options' dialog box is displayed.
  3. Click the 'Content' icon.
  4. Check the 'Enable JavaScript' option.
  5. Click 'OK' in the 'Options' dialog box.
  6. Close and restart Firefox.

     Safari 3.0 (or newer)…

  1. Open Safari.
  2. Select Edit > Preferences.
    The 'Preferences' dialog box is displayed.
  3. Click the 'Security' icon.
  4. Check the 'Enable JavaScript' option.
  5. Close the 'Preferences' dialog box.
  6. Close and restart Safari.

     For Mac:

     Safari 3.0 (or newer)…

  1. Open Safari.
  2. Select Safari > Preferences.
    The 'Preferences' dialog box is displayed.
  3. Click the 'Security' icon.
  4. Check the 'Enable JavaScript' option.
  5. Close the 'Preferences' dialog box.
  6. Close and restart Safari.

     Firefox 1.5 (or newer)…

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Select Firefox > Preferences.
    The 'Preferences' dialog box is displayed.
  3. Click the 'Content' icon.
  4. Check the 'Enable JavaScript' option.
  5. Close the 'Preferences' dialog box.
  6. Close and restart Firefox.

How To Install Adobe Digital Editions (via OverDrive's My Help Wizard)

  1. Open the Adobe Digital Editions download page.
  2. Click 'Install'.
    The 'Adobe Digital Editions Installer' screen is displayed.
  3. Click 'Yes'.
    The 'Adobe Digital Editions License' screen is displayed.
  4. To continue, click the 'I Agree' button.
    Adobe Digital Editions is installed.
  5. Adobe Digital Editions opens once installation is complete.

How to Authorize Adobe Digital Editions with your Adobe ID (via OverDrive's My Help Wizard)

Whenever you use a new computer or device for eBooks from the Nassau Digital Doorway, you will be prompted to 'Authorize'. Follow the instructions to complete the steps.

  1. Open Adobe Digital Editions.
    The 'Setup Assistant' dialog box is displayed.
  2. Click 'Continue'.
    The 'Authorize Computer' screen is displayed.
  3. Under 'Authorize Computer', enter the email address and password for your Adobe ID.
    Note that if you are using a NOOK that you have registered to make purchases at Barnes & Noble, your device is already authorized. You should use the same email address and password to authorize Adobe Digital Editions on your computer.
    If you do not have an Adobe ID…
    1. Click 'get an Adobe ID online'.
    2. Follow the instructions to sign up for an Adobe ID.
    3. Return to the Activation screen. If needed, reopen the 'Activation' screen from the Library view of Adobe Digital Editions by going to Library > Authorize Computer….
    4. Enter the email address and password for your Adobe account.
  4. Click 'Activate'.
    Your computer is authorized with your Adobe ID.
  5. Click 'Finish' to close the 'Setup Assistant' dialog box.

Important: If you would like to transfer an eBook from Adobe Digital Editions to an eBook reader, be sure to authorize your eBook reader using the same Adobe ID.

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Other Devices

For all other devices including but not limited to Android and Blackberry products, Sony Reader, Kobo, Pandigital, and Literati, use OverDrive's My Help Wizard for complete installation information.

To download OverDrive audio titles, you will need to download OverDrive Media Console. OverDrive Media Console is available for…
Android v1.5 (or newer)
BlackBerry v4.5 (or newer)
iPhone OS v4.0 (or newer)
Mac OS v10.4.9 (or newer)
Windows 98 SE (or newer)
Windows Mobile 5 and 6

For complete installation information, use OverDrive's My Help! Beta.
 

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